Lioresal is prescribed in the treatment of muscle spasms that are caused due to conditions like multiple sclerosis or other diseases.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Lioresal for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Lioresal
The ideal way to use Lioresal is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Lioresal may be taken with or without a meal.
Lioresal should be swallowed whole taking care that you do not crush or chew it before swallowing it.
Preferably, Lioresal should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
You must not stop taking Lioresal without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Lioresal is a muscle relaxant that helps to combat the symptoms associated with neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis. It works by reducing the frequency and the severity of the painful muscle spasms caused by these conditions.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Lioresal to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Lioresal between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Lioresal in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Lioresal if you have conditions like, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Lioresal if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Lioresal as it can increase the chances of becoming drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Lioresal as Lioresal may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Lioresal is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Lioresal should not be used in children below 12 years of age as the safety as well as effectiveness of Lioresal in these patients is yet to be ascertained.